So, I normally don’t sink to just being a cog in the promotional machine, but today I am just a cog in the promotional machine because Amorphis is releasing a new record in June called The Beginning of Times which will probably stop time and make me die of Angry Metal Pleasure! You may not know this, but I’m a huge Amorphis fanboy, as is Steel Druhm, so I suspect that this website will be laden with blatant fanboyism leading up to this. Hopefully it’ll be the album of the month and I’ll have interviews and if not exclusive info (they’re way too big and cool for me), at least accurate and up-to-date information. All Amorphis all the time? Not quite, but nearly?

In honour of Kalevala Day, we are proud to announce the title and artwork of the upcoming Amorphis album. The Beginning Of Times will be released at the end of  May, preceded by the single “You I Need” in April. The tracklist is as follows:

1. Battle For Light
2. Mermaid
3. My Enemy
4. You I Need
5. Song of the Sage
6. Three Words
7. Reformation
8. Soothsayer
9. On a Stranded Shore
10. Escape
11. Crack in a Stone
12. Beginning of Time
(digipack bonus) 13. Heart’s Song

The new album is the most challenging Amorphis album so far in terms of both music and lyrics. Its central character is the iconic hero of Finnish mythology, Väinämöinen, whose tale has been masterfully retold by lyricist Pekka Kainulainen.  The Beginning Of Times was produced by the band; vocals were recorded under the guidance of Marco Hietala in his home studio in Kuopio. Like its predecessors, the album was mixed by Mikko Karmila. Its cover artwork shows Travis Smith’s magnificent interpretation of the mythological birth of the world from a goldeney’s egg.

In June, Amorphis will embark on the extensive The Beginning Of Times tour, which is scheduled to continue through 2012.

 

Amorphis - The Beginning of Times

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  • ZacP

    Oh my god! :D

    I honestly don’t how they will be able to top Skyforger. I feel like that album was the culmination of their new style and represented everything they were trying to achieve with the new singer. But if anyone can do it…

    Also, please please please let them come tour through the States please please it’s been years!

  • Steel Druhm

    Allow me to just say, let the fanboyism begin!! AHHHHHHHHH!

  • Amorphis can’t do nothing wrong in my mind, I was desolated when I couldn’t go to their show a couple years back but I’ll be sure to be there when (if) they come to promote this one.

  • There must — and shall be! — new Amorphis! I was crushed that their last tour hit South America, but skipped Colombia. Fingers crossed this time around ….

  • within_darkness

    Thinking on joining with a crapload of fangislism on my behalf. That previous question of “how wil lthey top the previous one” is nothing new to fans of that band… oh well, I’ll let them surprise me one more time.